Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

Stay safe during holidays

  A message from the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Office   The next two months include a number of holiday celebrations and events that could be potential targets for terrorism. In addition to holiday fests and markets, other locations such as sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, places of worship…

November 9th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

October 24th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Wildlife traffic accident: What to do

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Germany is a country that puts great importance to the protection of the environment.   Numerous highways and motorways pass through vast and picturesque forest areas and extensive fields where flora and fauna are under special protection and numerous species of animals have their habitat. Often,…

October 23rd, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

October 19th, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

DOD personnel eligible for free antivirus software for home use

  The DoD Antivirus Software License Agreement with McAfee allows active DoD service members and employees to utilize the antivirus software for home use.   Home use of the antivirus products will not only protect personal computers, but will also potentially lessen the threat of malicious logic being introduced to…

October 18th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Garmisch livens up Fire Prevention Week with ‘Sparky, the fire dog’

  GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, devastated the city, killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In commemoration, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week…

October 16th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

USAG Bavaria trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events & safety

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Halloween, the holiday that creeps up mid-fall, is almost here, but before you grab the trick-or-treat bag, make sure to follow all of the garrison’s ground rules to stay safe.   U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria staff established official trick-or-treat hours of 5 to 7 p.m.…

October 1st, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires…

September 28th, 2018 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Stay Resilient and Stay Ready

By Tom Janis, Emergency Manager    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — National Preparedness Month, recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.   This year’s NPM focused on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn…

September 27th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Mobile apps for alerts and weather warnings in Germany

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town.    Several apps are available to get notified about official alerts and weather warnings.   KATWARN   KATWARN is a free mobile app service…

September 25th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel